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Silence for Peace
Originally Posted: 07/16/2014 - 8:31am | Type: Blog

I met Dr. Iva Beranek the summer of 2004, during the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Pilgrimage for Reconciliation journey through Croatia, Serbia, and Bosnia. Having come of age in Vukovina, just outside of the Croatian capital city of Zagreb, during ...

A Step Closer to Global Jubilee?
Originally Posted: 06/18/2013 - 2:19pm | Type: Blog

G8 countries plan to implement greater tax collection internationally through fairer tax policies, greater financial transparency, and open trade. In the green hills of County Fer ...

Survivors of Magdalene Laundries Still Waiting for an Apology
Originally Posted: 05/01/2013 - 3:20pm | Type: Blog

When the Republic of Ireland apologized to the wayward girls who were sent to the Magdalene laundries for hard work and no pay, Teresa Bell felt encouraged. Surely, she thought, the government of Northern Irel ...

GGNFT: The Rend Collective, 'Build Your Kingdom Here'
Originally Posted: 09/27/2012 - 2:25pm | Type: Blog

God Girl's New Favorite Thing for Sept. 27, 2012: Northern Irish folk-experimental-Jesus-band Rend Collective Experiment debuts its newest video, "Build Your Kingdom Here," directed by God' ...

QUIRK: How to Speak Northern Irish (Apparently)
Originally Posted: 09/27/2012 - 2:26pm | Type: Blog

"High nigh br-eye-n, K-eye"? Come again? Rend Collective and Bart Millard (of the band MercyMe) give us a lesson in how to speak Northern Irish. "High nigh br-eye-n ...

The Highest Calling: Being a Dad
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Yesterday was Father's Day. As a favor to a dear friend, I did a speaking event on Saturday night away from home, and planned on returning very early in the morning for Sunday and Father's Day. ...

Bloody Sunday and Telling the Truth
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/06/16/an-astonishing-apology-in-the-house-of-commons/"></a>For 14 people in my homeland, northern Ireland -- a place whose divisions are so ful ...

Dinesh D'Souza, the New Atheism, and Constantinian Christianity
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Last week at the Innovative Evangelism Conference, I got a chance to hear <a href="http://www.dineshdsouza.com/">Dinesh D'Souza</a> speak to a standing room only crowd. ...

A Pre-Emptive Peace Prize?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I know it's been a week and a bit, which in the contemporary mode suggests that ancient history has already passed under the bridge since the Nobel Committee announced its decision, but I wanted to ...

Government-Run Health Plans and the 'American Way of Life'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Tea-totaling party animals are crying the mantra of the Ghosts of Conservatives-past, "Blankety blank blank will change our American way of life!" Now all the president's men and women -- especi ...

My Experience of U.S. Health Care as a Recent Immigrant (Part II)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I have friends in the UK who are doctors, men and women who work in intense, busy careers. Like many salaried positions, things get exponentially better the longer you're in the system. ...

My Experience of U.S. Health Care as a Recent Immigrant (Part I)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Regular readers will know that in the past year, I embarked on a genuinely life-altering journey. I emigrated to the United States, got married, and now make my home in North Carolina. ...

The Hurt Locker and the Cause of War
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Let's get one thing straight: I have no idea what war is really like. Let's get one thing straight: I have no idea what war is really like. I've seen 'Saving ...

Health Care in the UK: An Astonishing Example of Communitarian Justice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Sometime in the spring of 1974, my world was somewhat disturbed by the event of my conception, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Sometime in the spring of 1974, my world was somewhat ...

Abortion: Conversations, Not Killings
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Yesterday on <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frank-schaeffer/how-i-and-other-pro-life_b_209747.html"><em>The Huffington Post</em>, former religious-right leader Frank Schaeff ...

Eschatology or Bigotry?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

A couple of weeks ago on Glenn Beck's talk radio show, a woman called in to suggest that because President Obama appears to be raising the tax rate to around the same as what it was under President ...

Defiant Hope: St. Patrick's Day in Northern Ireland
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Two years ago, I celebrated St. Patrick's Day in Ireland with my parents, my husband, and my one-year-old son. Two years ago, I celebrated St. Patrick's Day in Ireland w ...

New Violence Takes Aim at Northern Ireland's Hard-Won Peace
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

On Saturday night, two young soldiers preparing to go to Afghanistan were murdered in Antrim, Northern Ireland. Four other people, including two men delivering pizzas, were injured. ...

Calling for Interfaith Action in the Middle East
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

While at Yale last weekend, I had the opportunity to eat breakfast with a bright group of young students. One of the topics we touched on was interfaith dialogue. While at Yale l ...

Jimmy Carter Interview: 'We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Former President Jimmy Carter just published a new book about the ongoing violent unrest in the Middle East titled, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1439140634?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=soj ...

A Controversial Approach to Healing Northern Ireland's Violent Past
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

It's a significant week in Northern Ireland, with the latest development in the long-running peace process. It's a significant week in Northern Ireland, with the latest ...

Two Questions of a Soon-to-be Immigrant
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

In a few weeks, I will make a life-changing journey. After 33 years of living in Northern Ireland, and for very good reasons, I am about to become an immigrant. In a few weeks, I ...

Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 7:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Susannah Hunter Twenty-nine years after the fact, U.K. ...

A Bridge Too Far?
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Marie Smyth Northern Ireland lurches toward peace. The conflict in Northern Ireland has been a highly managed ...

Gamblers and Swimmers
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Keith Scott Shattering myths in Northern Ireland. On February 9, a huge bomb exploded in London's dockla ...